Date: 21st October 2016 at 9:51am
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Sam Gallagher’s brace against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday not only took the Southampton loanees tally to five-goals for Blackburn but it also helped us to an important first league win this season.

As long as Blackburn pick up the points this will always be ‘the main thing’ but doing this with him getting on the scoresheet too he said it couldn’t have been ‘sweeter’ for him, telling rovers.co.uk.

‘The main thing every week is to get the three points so to do it and get two goals makes it all the sweeter. For the first goal I made sure that I stayed onside as the full back was playing me on, my first touch was maybe a little bit heavy but I was glad to see it go in. The second goal is another great team goal like you saw against Derby. It shows that we can play football in the right way and that is the way we look to do it.’

He spoke about Ipswich being ‘difficult’ but having drawn that match and then beaten Forest it’s been a ‘great week’ with the hard work and effort on the training pitch paying off.

Blackburn head to Bristol City on Saturday with Gallagher concluding he’s looking for Rovers to maintain the momentum at Ashton Gate.

‘It is now all about momentum, you string a couple of wins together and a few good performances and the next minute you are flying up the table. So that is what we’ll be looking to do, to get another win is what we are going out to do.’

Owen Coyle’s decision to bring the 21-year-old in on loan from Southampton has been justified hasn’t it.

Five-goals in nine-matches in a struggling Blackburn side isn’t a bad return at all is it!

With him already playing for Southampton at Premier League level, and as far as we’re aware the Saints aren’t looking to sell him either, that doesn’t mean Coyle wouldn’t want to ‘invest’ in him, telling BBC.

‘I do believe in time he’s going to be a bona fide Premier League player. It’s the likes of the Sam Gallaghers and Tommy Hobans that, as a manager, you’d be looking to invest in.’

His interest in signing Gallagher wasn’t played down at all, asked if he wanted to keep him at Ewood Park the boss said.

‘I’d love to – Tommy Hoban’s another one I would love to. He’s young and he’s still got a lot to learn, but I try to speak to him each day to try and impart some experience that I’ve picked up over the years, some knowledge of playing in that area. He’s willing to listen, he’s willing to learn and it’s showing.’

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